The Academy of Country Music announced the nominations for its 46th annual awards Tuesday morning (Feb. 1). Miranda Lambert led with seven nominations, including Top Female Vocalist and her first ever nomination for Entertainer of the Year. In addition, Lambert was nominated for Single Record of the Year and Song of the Year for "The House That Built Me," and received two nominations for Video of the Year for "Only Prettier" and "The House That Built Me."
Kenny Chesney is nominated for five awards, including Album of the Year for" Hemingway's Whiskey" and Single Record of the Year and Video of the Year for "The Boys Of Fall." Zac Brown Band is nominated for five awards including Top Vocal Group and Album of the Year.
Taylor Swift received four nominations, including her second nomination for Entertainer of the Year. Carrie Underwood, the reigning Entertainer of the Year and the first woman to win Entertainer of the Year twice, is only nominated for Female Vocalist of the Year.
Fan voting for Top New Solo Vocalist and Top New Vocal Duo or Group began at VoteACM.com and GACtv.com/ACM will close on Thursday, Feb. 24 at noon EST. The winner in each category will be announced in March, and will move on to compete for Top New Artist. Fan voting for Top New Artist and Entertainer of the Year begins on March 11 at noon PT at VoteACM.com. Fan voting for Top New Artist will close at 5 p.m. PT on April 3 and fan voting for Entertainer of the Year will close during the third hour of the live broadcast.
The 46th annual ACM awards air live on CBS Sunday, April 3 at 8 p.m. ET.
The complete list of nominations:
ENTERTAINER OF THE YEAR
TOP MALE VOCALIST OF THE YEAR
Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Zac Brown Band lead Academy of Country Music nominations
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